You may remember back in September when my quilt guild hosted Bonnie Hunter for a trunk show and two days of workshops. The first day was Bricks in the Barnyard and the second, Smith Mountain Morning. I had a bin full of homespuns, so knew I wanted to use them in Bricks, but had decided to do a smaller version. How many large quilts does a woman need? It has only been a year or so since I did the Split Nine Patch in the barn raising setting, so wanted a different setting for this one. Here is what I chose.
I really like it, though not so crazy about the error I made. I had made it to that corner with the quilting when I discovered it, although it took me awhile to decide what was wrong with it. Can you see it? What did I do wrong?
Do you ever just want something finished? I was working on that braid border and was so over it. So I just quit! Sometimes we just have to take charge. There are no quilt police. So I seamed my two partially built braids together (that was a trick which involved some partial seaming) and put them in the center of the backing. The sides are unbleached muslin ( I bought a bolt of that in one of my moments of insanity).
I will admit, though, that nothing highlights your quilting like muslin.
Done is better than perfect. Now I can
keep on stitching'